Born December 14,1883 in Wakayama, Japan. He started his martial arts
training in 1904 with various old school jujitsu and kenjutsu style including Daito
Ryu Aikibujutsu. He taught and traveled throughout the twenties and thirties. After the
start of World War II he moved to Iwama, and there created a new martial art of Peace and
Harmony (Ibaraki Dojo) "AIKIDO is learned through rigorous repetition of Aikido
techniques--the body will teach the mind" - O'Sensei (Great Teacher).